quote:Originally posted by ronin10:
The popular stereotypes are perpetuated about Black men as well as white women. The stereotypes about white women dictate that white women are easier to deal with because they have brighter dispositions and are more supportive.
Anyone who believes that has never met my ex-wife.
quote:"A Black growing up in America is indoctrinated with the white race's standard of beauty," wrote Cleaver. "Not that the whites made a conscious, calculated effort to do this, but (they) brainwashed Blacks by the very processes the whites employed to indoctrinate themselves with their own group standards."
I think this has very little to do with whether a person chooses to date black or white. Dating is such a complicated mess anyway, often times it comes down to simple accessability. I have dated mostly white women in my life, mostly because those were the women that were around. I am the last person you will see passing up an good opportunity because that opportunity doesn't fit my perfect mental picture. I am far more interested in her attitude toward life and her interest in me. If she gets high marks in those two areas, then she could be a 3'5", purple, and from another planet, and I would still give her a chance!